With a rather controversial opinion regarding Nintendo and Sony's characters, Softpedia.com writes:
"Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Wario, Dr. Eggman and all the other arcade/platformer icons should retire! Each and every one of them should be put in a museum and locked there. That's the only way to do it, that's the only thing that should happen if we want to let nature follow its course. There are two main reasons why this is the right thing to do – and it has to be done ASAP."